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A dedicated craftsman explores the invention of the airplane by recreating its predecessors.
May 1998 | By Tom Crouch
Sometimes the hardest design challenge isn't getting aircraft into the air but getting them back on the ground.
March 1998 | By John Sotham
In which a tiny air force has an impact far greater than its numbers suggest.
March 1998 | By Lance Thompson
Pilots wanted: low pay, long hours.
September 1997 | By Patricia Trenner
When Robin Olds arrived in Vietnam, morale soared.
September 1997 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
For pilots shot down over North Vietnam, the way home was jolly and green.
July 1997 | By Robert Hanson
Test pilot Glen Edwards kept book on the Flying Wing. Now we know what he thought of the airplane he died in.
July 1997 | By Daniel Ford
A daring mission to fly combat in Vietnam came with a catchno one else could know.
May 1997 | By Susan Katz Keating
Grumman's triple-tail, bug-eyed, heat-seeking camera platform.
March 1997 | By John Sotham
In the final days of the Vietnam war, chaos and heroism converged in the effort to evacuate U.S.-supplied aircraft.
January 1997 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
The bigger they are, the better they fly. And they're made in Russia.
January 1996 | By Craig Mellow
What has four wheels and flies? The dream of a roadable airplane continues.
January 1996 | By John Grossman
Thirty years ago, astronauts were an exotic species. Wherever they appeared, crowds went wild.
January 1996 | By Brian Duff
A B-57 crew faced the end of the world.
January 1994 | By Edwards Park
Memoirs of Korea by an acclaimed novelist.
November 1991 | By James Salter
Was this designer a genius or his own worst enemy?
November 1989 | By David Noland